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Spartans upend Mustangs

The sixth time was a charm for the Southern Oregon Spartans hockey team on Sunday.

The Spartans avoided a three-game sweep by the Ogden Mustangs with a 4-2 victory at The RRRink.

Southern Oregon (12-27-2-2 Western States Hockey League) was 0-5 on the season against the Northwest Division's Mustangs (29-11-3).

The Spartans broke a 2-all deadlock in the third period with a goal by Arturs Buss and sealed the win on Austin Sartorius' power play goal midway through the frame.

The Mustangs struck first with a goal about two minutes into the second period. The Spartans' Tyler Spencer had a quick answer by scoring a game-tying goal 50 seconds later.

Trevor Hillman also scored in the frame to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead before the Mustangs knotted it back up 2-all one minute into the third period.

Spartans goalie Jiri Ponikelsky stopped 37 shots.

Ogden Mustangs 0 1 1 — 2

Southern Oregon Spartans 0 2 2 — 4